Asahi completes acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries from A-B InBev

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings has completed the acquisition of Australia’s Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) from Anheuser-Busch InBev (A-B InBev) for A$16 billion (US$11bn). Brewer of brands such as Foster’s, Victoria Bitter and Carlton Draught, CUB is based in Melbourne with five breweries and offices in Australia. These will join Asahi brands such as Pilsner…

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